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7 African-Americans honored for ‘2018 Strong Men & Strong Women in Virginia History’

Seven outstanding African-American leaders were celebrated during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program Feb. 7 at a Downtown hotel.

Martin Luther King III to speak Feb.18 at VCU

Martin Luther King III, son of the slain civil rights leader and Coretta Scott King, will speak 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Commonwealth Ballroom in the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave.

Hip-hop panel Feb.19 at UR

Richmond-based hip-hop artist Mad Skillz and music producer Hank Shocklee, who has produced albums for Public Enemy, LL Cool J, EPMD and others, will be featured at a University of Richmond panel on hip-hop.

Love stories

The Free Press proudly presents its annual Valentine’s Day feature. It shares the love stories of four Richmond area couples.

Trumpet Awards to be presented Feb.11

Six people and the group Cameo will be celebrated for the their achievements and contributions during the 2018 Trumpet Awards to air on Bounce TV at 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

Area Black History Month events

Richmond Boys Choir: 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad St. Performance by “Richmond’s Ambassadors of Song” kicks off Black History Month. Concert included in museum admission, $8 adults and children; free for members. Info: ...

Richmond Symphony’s ‘Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK Jr.’ this weekend at Carpenter Theatre

Mayor Levar M. Stoney, social entrepreneur Kelli Lemon and radio talk show host Gary Flowers will be guest narrators this weekend at performances of “Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK Jr.” by the Richmond Symphony.

‘The Talk’ co-host, Sheryl Underwood, in Richmond for Feb. 3 benefit

The Omega Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will present Sheryl P. Underwood, co-host of “The Talk” on CBS, at “Sisters in Service,” a benefit Saturday, Feb. 3, honoring the community service of the four sororities of the ...

Intercollegiate Music Association concert Feb.10 at VSU

A concert featuring the symphonic band, mixed choir, string ensemble and jazz band from 17 colleges and universities will perform 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Anderson Turner Auditorium in Virginia Hall at Virginia State University.

Omarosa to join ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault, who exited the Trump administration last year, was unveiled as one of the contestants for the CBS reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” in a promo aired by the network Sunday during the Grammy Awards.

Lena Horne honored on U.S. Postal Service stamp

Lena Horne, the late great dancer, singer and Hollywood actress who fought for civil rights, is featured on a new stamp issued Tuesday by the U.S. Postal Service.

Thousands turn out for Women’s March RVA

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Carytown last Saturday for the second annual Women’s March, recalling demonstrations a year ago when hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington and cities around the nation and the world to ...

‘Get Out’ surprises at Oscar nominations

This year’s Oscar surprises include four nominations — including best picture and best actor for Daniel Kaluuya — for Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” in which an African-American man finds himself trapped at his white girlfriend’s house with her strange family.

Challenge under raps

When Brazil Barber posted a music video on YouTube in March 2016 of a song she wrote and performed, little did she know that it would open doors and land her on a national cable television show.

Rep. A. Donald McEachin energizes crowd at Community Leaders Breakfast

Congressman A. Donald McEachin got serious — and spiritual — very quickly last Friday as he launched his keynote address at Virginia Union University’s 40th Annual Community Leaders Breakfast.